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Top 8 pumpkin patches and Halloween fests for RVers

Halloween and pumpkin-flavored everything is just around the corner. We rounded up the top 8 halloween road trips for RVs.


Halloween and pumpkin-flavored everything is just around the corner. And now is a perfect time to start planning Halloween road trips! So grab a glass of warm cider, rent a campervan or Class C that fits the whole family, and head to Halloween-themed festivals until your fall fix is properly satiated.

Here are 8 of our favorites with nearby camping for RVs — perfect for Halloween road trips!

La Union Corn Maze — Anthony, New Mexico

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When: September 24-November 6

Where to camp: El Paso West / Anthony KOA, TX

Get blissfully lost in a magical 15-acre maze. And while the maze is the main attraction, all members of the family can get in the Halloween spirit with haunted pallet mazes, an 18-acre pumpkin patch, 5-acre playground, live music, tube slides, and even a mini zipline.

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Haunted Happenings Salem, Massachusetts

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When: October 1-31

Check out this list of nearby campgrounds that’ll put you right in on the action. 

A perfect combination of beautiful New England color and season-long festivities focused on the scary side of Halloween. For the entire month of October, Salem comes alive with ghost tours, haunted houses, the Salem Witch Museum, family film nights, and plenty of trick-or-treating hijinks. 

Oh and did we mention the pumpkin patches? The whole Salem, MA region rolls out a bunch of patches like the ones at Berlin Orchards and Connor’s Farm so you and the family can have your pick of the pumpkin anywhere you turn. 

What to drive

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THE Pumpkin Patch — Sauvie Island, Oregon

Pumpkins in a trailer

When: Open all fall, every day from 9a-6p

Where to camp: Bayport RV Park and Campground

Any place that’s bold enough to call itself THE pumpkin patch is a must-see. This Oregon tradition is on a river island that’s easily accessible via the Sauvie Island Bridge. The Patch features an animal barn, a massive corn maze, homemade hard cider, and — of course — all the pumpkins you can pick.

Sauvie Island is a beautiful spot near Portland that can also serve as a jumping-off point for a fall RV trip along the Oregon coast.

What to drive

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Jack-o-lantern Spectacular Louisville, Kentucky

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When: October 4-October 31

Where to camp: Louisville North Campground

This Halloween spectacular features 5,000 carved pumpkins and a ⅓-mile walking trail that transforms into an illuminated art show as soon as the sun sets on Iroquois State Park. The event runs from dusk to 11 pm Sunday through Thursday, and dusk to midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. 

What to drive

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Macdonald’s Ranch — Scottsdale, Arizona

Cowboy Halloween
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When: October 1st – October 30th

Where to camp: Mesa/Apache Junction KOA

MacDonald’s ranch combines an Arizona cowboy experience with an epic pumpkin patch. You and the family can enjoy activities like horseback rides, cowboy cookouts, a hay bale maze, and even a petting zoo! Because it’s located in Scottsdale, you’ll also be centrally located to many Arizona RVing attractions like the Sonoran Desert and Sedona, AZ — two wonderful (and sunny) places to experience fall.

What to drive

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Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch Dallas, Texas

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When: September 17-October 31

Where to camp: Sandy Lake RV Resort

Located in the Dallas Arboretum, this nationally acclaimed pumpkin village features pumpkin houses and creative displays comprised of over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash. Events run all month long with Halloween-themed films, cooking classes, and a breathtaking display of over 150,000 colorful autumn flowers.

What to drive

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Papa’s Pumpkin Patch — Bismarck, North Dakota

When: September 11 – October 22, 12-7p daily.

Where to camp: Bismarck KOA

Named by The Travel Channel as one of the Top 10 Pumpkin Patches in the U.S., Papa’s Pumpkin patch is the quintessential midwestern pumpkin experience. You and the kiddos can enjoy horse-drawn hayrides, a barrel train, zip lines, and more. Oh and don’t forget to try your hand at Papa’s infamous bale maze made from over 700 straw bales!

What to drive

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A Petrified Forest Altamonte Springs, Florida

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When: October 1-29 (Wednesdays-Saturdays only)

Where to camp: Orlando/Kissimmee KOA

Recently voted one of the “must-see” haunted houses in Florida, Petrified Forest sports three terrifying trails plus special events like “Total Eclipse Night” where things get extra scary. Or in their words, “You, our monsters, one glow stick…no lights.” Enter at your own risk, and keep coming back to experience different trails. 

What to drive

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Halloween road trips are our favorite way to get into the spooky spirit! Rent an RV, deck it out in true Halloween fashion, and hit the road to the best pumpkin patches, scare trails, and fall fest around the US.

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